[ 28 September, 2013 10:00 am to 12 October, 2013 10:00 am. ]
Jigsaw Theatre are inviting families to join them on a puppet filled adventure down the plughole and into the land of Elohgulp, which is where all the gross stuff that we wash down the drain ends up living.
Jigsaw do great work and you couldn’t hope for a better cast so this will probably be pretty [...]
Just a reminder theatre lovers. The world’s biggest short theatre festival is happening now, so maybe go check it out at the Courtyard Theatre.
DATE: Tuesday 6 August – Saturday 17 August 2013
LOCATION: The Courtyard Studio – Canberra Theatre Centre
TICKET PRICES: Top 20 (Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th) – $33/$28
Wildcards (Saturday 10th) – $30/$28
Finals (Saturday 17th) [...]
Joy Burch is putting out word on plans for Belconnen’s Theatre:
“The first stage of the redevelopments of the Belconnen Arts Centre created a spectacular centre that is a great resource for the arts community,” Ms Burch said.
“We are now ready to begin sketching out ideas for the second stage of this major project – an [...]
[ 6 September, 2013 to 21 September, 2013. ] An interactive, roving show where the audience are able to follow their favourite character and/or storyline as the actors navigate an actual workplace.
Just in time for the Capital Jazz Project tomorrow the Street Theatre has officially reopened after it’s $3 million dollar face-lift.
It looks quite nice.
So nice in fact that face-lift is probably doing it an injustice. There has been some serious work done here including:
– A new office area with space available for touring shows,
– Improved [...]
People of Can-brah might be interested to know that the Feature Film , “Galore” shot around Canberra and directed by former Kambah lad, Rhys Graham – freatures at MIFF next week…
Those angry Kambah residents that took up to 12 minutes extra to access their Gleneagles homes one evening and all those that were [...]
The Centenary team are making it known that their creative director has picked up a prestigious gong for her Spiegel Garden turn:
The Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, Robyn Archer AO, has won a prestigious Helpmann Award for best cabaret performance.
Robyn Archer in Concert: QUE RESTE-T-IL? was performed at the Famous Spiegel Garden and [...]
[ 4 September, 2013 to 14 September, 2013. ]
Home at the End, the latest work from Canberran playwrite Dunan Ley, is coming to the Courtyard Studio as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.
Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically for Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, Home at the End is a groundbreaking powerful story of love, loss and guilt, set against a backdrop of [...]
[ 31 July, 2013 to 3 August, 2013. ]
Hit the floor together is a dance project created by a collection of over 30 indigenous and non-indigenous young Canberrans, along with many interstate dancers that looks, quite frankly, pretty awesome.
It will be hitting the Canberra theatre Centre on the 31st of July and you should probably check it out.
This new contemporary dance work is [...]
[ 26 July, 2013; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
The ANU Food Co-op, 3 Kingsley Street Canberra.
SEE-Change and the Belconnen Arts Centre present a lively evening of interactive theatre about how not to talk about climate change.
Using a technique called Forum Theatre, actor-vists will present two stories of climate change action gone badly wrong. We leave it up to you, the audience, to [...]
[ 26 July, 2013; 8:00 pm; ]
This just in:
When the PURR of the blizzard bristles naked branches, they meow at NIGHT!
EVEN SO – The July Canberra Poetry Slam is ON!
On Friday the 26th of July join Host Josh Inman and minion Varisht Gosain to listen and enjoy great performance Slam Poetry.
The night will commence with the Open Mike at [...]
[ 18 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 19 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 20 July, 2013; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
We’re launching a new Canberra theatre company with Edward Albee’s ‘At Home At The Zoo’ – the show opens on Thursday at Smith’s Alternative. It’s a smart, quirky play with some… ‘contemplative’ themes (not a family show), delivered by a stellar local cast in the smooth, cozy confines of the ‘new’ Smith’s Alternative. Not [...]
[ 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. 4 September, 2013 12:00 pm to 14 September, 2013 12:00 pm. ]
Duncan Ley’s new work, Home at the End is kicking off at the Courtyard Studio on the 4th of September as a part of the Collected Works 2013 Subscription Season.
The names attached to this press release read like a who’s who of Canberra theatre which can only be a good sign.
Commissioned by Everyman Theatre specifically [...]
[ 12 July, 2013 to 14 July, 2013. ]
I’m heading down to some town a few hours out of Warnnambool whose name I don’t know this weekend!
Seriously, I don’t know where I am going.
So anyways the following events are just for you, I hope you attend all of them and have the best time.
As always leave your suggestions in the comments and have [...]
Urban Theatre Projects are being awesomely generous and have offered up 2 double passes to our paid subscribers to their new show Catalogue of Dreams for Friday 19 July at 8.15pm.
So if you are both a paid subscriber and free on the 19th, then you should make sure to email us!
Put the word ‘doublepass’ [...]
[ 21 September, 2013; ] The AIDS Action Council of the ACT is holding our first Cabaret night on the 21 September 2013 on the famous stage of Tilley’s in Lyneham.
Think classy, think edgy, think fun, think glamorous!
We’re looking for entries from the ACT community to be part of our lineup for this year’s AIDS Action Council Cabaret event. The [...]
[ 17 July, 2013 to 27 July, 2013. ]
Opening next week is a new piece of theatre, created by award winning professionals in collaboration with local artists, telling stories relevant to Canberra.
It sounds pretty wonderful actually.
Catalogue of Dreams is a charismatic and compelling new work created by the award winning Urban Theatre Projects.
Bold, evocative images collide as wannabe kings and make-believe queens jostle [...]
[ 9 July, 2013; 7:30 pm; 7:30 pm; ]
The Street Theatre would like to invite you to a first showing of COLD LIGHT.
Novelist Frank Moorhouse loves Canberra. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel COLD LIGHT
set in 1950’s Canberra and featuring one of Australia’s greatest fictional characters Edith Campbell Berry.
Frank has never had a novel adapted for the stage but [...]
[ 6 August, 2013 to 10 August, 2013. 17 August, 2013; ]
The worlds largest short play festival returns to Canberra for its 5th year.
Short + Sweet features 30 short plays. There are no rules regarding the content of the plays, the only rule is that they must be under 10 minutes.
The result is always a bit of a roller-coaster of entertainment. Some plays are awful, but [...]
[ 8 July, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
Canberra’s cabaret night with a heart of gold is returning again, and I’ll see you there:
Mondayitis Cabaret are gearing up for another spectacle, this time worshiping at the altar of the gods.
‘Before The Tempest’
This Bacchanal will, of course, be hosted by none other than the god of theatre, wine and ecstatic dance himself; the twice [...]
It would seem the awkwardness arising from gifting the Chief Minister with nipple tassles at the opening of his cabaret bookstore has passed and Joy Burch is this morning announcing the restoration of the once and future Fringe Festival producer:
ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch today announced that Jorian Gardner will return to the role of [...]
[ 21 June, 2013 to 6 July, 2013. ]
Last night Goosepig and I took up an invitation to the opening night of Canberra Rep’s Jazz Garters at Theatre 3 (behind the School of Art).
Jazz Garters is in some ways an evolution of the Old Time Music Hall, with a more jazz bar / music revue feel.
There’s singing, dancing, and short comedy numbers, often [...]
Just saw a really great little Canberra play: very funny, very sweet, very Canberra in-jokes.
Get out and support a genuine local product (how local? The lady serving the coffee is the playwright/director’s Mum!)
A message from Caroline Stacey:
Did you know that The Street Theatre is a not-for-profit arts organisation?
That means we run a tight ship, with all our resources being directed to achieve our purpose – to be a creative space connecting people in Canberra through making live theatre-performance
experiences that inspire possibilities, foster critical thinking and offer changing [...]
[ 21 June, 2013 to 23 June, 2013. ]
Hey Rioters, it’s nearing the end of the working week and maybe the real week depending on which calendar system you prescribe to so it’s time to start planning your weekend!
As always here are some things we know about here at the RiotACT mobile bunker, and you can leave your tips in the comments below!
Today Joy Burch formally launched this year’s Voices in the Forest event at the National Arboretum today, which is a little confusing as the event isn’t on until late November.
Ahh well, no harm is getting excited early.
I have never made it to one of these events, but Rioter Poetix wrote us a review of last [...]
Derek Scott is a talented man, and he will be running a 3 hour clowning workshop at the Street Theatre on July the 5th.
It sounds pretty amazing.
Derek Scott is an internationally acclaimed actor, clown, director, producer and teacher, who has performed around the world, including on Broadway and London’s West End.
He has performed and [...]
A friend of mine works and parks at the Airport.
He keeps a parking card issued on September 6 2012 in his wallet.
Occasionally he puts it in the machine to see how much its racked up.
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[ 15 June, 2013 to 16 June, 2013. ]
Critically praised Doctor Who based comedy theatre coming to my Canberra?
I am so there, any other Rioter Whovians going to heed the call?
Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan. Melbourne comedian Rob Lloyd puts The Doctor on trial in WHO, ME, a comedy show about obsession and it’s [...]
[ 7 June, 2013 to 9 June, 2013. ]
The wheel turns, the Game of Thrones season approaches its end, and we’ve got another weekend coming up.
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just leave your suggestions in the comments.
[ 20 June, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
This in from P.S. Cottier:
The evening will kick off at 6pm with a half hour set from local band Jason Recliner.
This will be followed by readings from our three writers Nigel Featherstone, PS Cottier and JC Inman.
Please feel free to let your friends and family know!
This is a short film (7 mins) filmed & produced by a local Canberran. Please check it out & share,like & comment!!
Falcon Convertible is a short film about two Australian brothers who overcome natural obstacles in pursuit of fun. There is no dialog in the film and the action paints a picture of what Aussie [...]